COMPLETED Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS)

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What is a Completed FIP?

Completed FIPs are those that have independent verification that they have achieved their environmental objectives and/or graduated to MSC full assessment or other program assessment. Completed FIPs no longer report on their environmental performance but may choose to voluntarily report on their social performance.

Date of Completion: Oct 2020

Explanation of Completion: This FIP entered MSC full assessment.

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 Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort to promote a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for purse-seine tuna fisheries. This effort will build a process to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Standard (MSC) certification. Meeting the MSC Standard is widely accepted in global markets with the acknowledgement that a certified fishery’s products come from a sustainable production model.

TUNACONS involves 58 Purse Seine vessels, that represent almost 20% of the fleet operating in the area. The FIP is managed by the Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS) together with WWF Ecuador and with the support of the Ecuadorian Ministry of aquaculture and fishing, National Fishery Institute, and EPESPO Fishery School of the EPO

TUNACONS MEMBERS AND VESSELS

  • NEGOCIOS INDUSTRIALES REAL NIRSA S.A.
  1. Drennec.
  2. Elizabeth F.
  3. El Márquez.
  4. Gabriela A.
  5. Gloria A.
  6. María del Mar A.
  7. Milagros A.
  8. Milena A.
  9. Rafa A ..
  10. Ricky A.
  11. Roberto A.
  12. Rosa F.
  13. Via Simoun.
  • GRUPO JADRAN
  1. Reina De La Paz
  2. Diva Maria.
  3. Ljubica.
  4. Juan Pablo II
  • EUROFISH
  1. Rocio – Pesquera Rocio SA
  2. Doña Roge – Pesquera Doña Roge SA
  3. Doña Maruja – Pesquera DoñaMaruja SA
  4. Don Bartolo – Pesquera Don Bartolo SA
  5. Don Igilio– ELVAYKA.
  6. Chiara – ELVAYKA.
  7. Giuletta – ELVAYKA.
  8. Jo Linda – ELVAYKA.
  9. Don Antonio – ELVAYKA
  10. Alina – Transmarina.
  11. Alessia – ELVAYKA.
  12. Adriana – Eurofish.
  13. Miranda – Transmarina.
  • SERVIGRUP
  1. Claudia L.
  2. Domenica L.
  3. Fiorella L.
  4. Malula.
  5. Rossana L.
  6. Panchito L.
  7. Yolanda L.
  • TRIMARINE
  1. Cape Breton.
  2. Cape Cod.
  3. Cape Elizabeth III.
  4. Cape Ferrat.
  5. Cape Finisterre.
  6. Cape May.
  7. Ferrigno Boy
  8. Cape Blanco
  9. Barbara H.

New Members :

  • Marbelize S.A. – PESDEL S.A.
  1. Betty Elizabeth
  2. Fortica
  3. Lizi
  4. Martina C.
  5. Milenka C.
  6. Yelisava
  • MANACRIPEX - GRUPO BUEHS
  1. SOUTHERN QUEEN
  2. CAP. TINO B.
  3. CAP. DANNY B.
  4. BERNARDITA B.
  5. EL CONDE
  6. CAP. BERNY B.
  • PACIFICTUNA 
  1. Antonio H.
  2. Doña Tula
FIP Description 

 Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort

FIP Objective(s) 

This FIP is considered as: "completed" because we did full assessment and we achieve MSC for YFT on July 7th of 2022 and started a new FIP for BET and SKJ. Also, you can find this new FIP as "Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS BET - SKJ)" in the FIP Directory here in FisheryProgress.

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By 2020, this FIP aims to:

  • Develop sustainable fish stocks guidelines during our certification process​​​​​​
  • Achieve an effective management for the fishery
  • Minimize environmental impacts from our vessels
  • Achieve MSC certification

 

    FIP Type 
    Comprehensive
    FIP Stage 
    Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
    Start and Projected End Dates
    July 2016
    October 2020
    Update 
    In October 2019 we started the contract with SCS global to carry out the full Evaluation. MSC has modified its procedures and a preliminary evaluation must be made before the full assessment. Currently all the documents to be evaluated have been sent and the report is about to be published, after that, the FIP is uploaded to the official MSC website. We have to change the End Date Due to de delays related to COVID 19 the public report of SCSglobal will be public at MSC website late September.
    Species 
    Common Name 
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Scientific Name
    Thunnus albacares
    Common Name 
    Bigeye Tuna
    Scientific Name
    Thunnus obesus
    Common Name 
    Skipjack Tuna
    Scientific Name
    Katsuwonus pelamis
    Gear Type 
    Purse Seine
    Purse Seine-Unassociated
    Location
    FAO Major Fishing Area
    Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
    Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
    Exclusive Economic Zones
    Country 
    Marshall Islands (the)
    Country 
    Kiribati
    Country 
    Peru
    Country 
    Ecuador
    Country 
    Panama
    Country 
    United States of America (the)
    Country 
    Colombia
    Country Flag of Vessel 
    Ecuador
    Country Flag of Vessel 
    Panama
    Country Flag of Vessel 
    United States of America (the)
    Country Flag of Vessel 
    Colombia
    Regional Fisheries Management Organization
    IATTC
    Landings
    Estimated Total FIP Landings 
    113,568 metric tons
    Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
    615,000 metric tons
    Landings Date 
    December 2017
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    FIP at a Glance

    32% 68%
    July 01, 2016
    7% 43% 50%
    Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

    Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

    (B) Good Progress

    A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 12 months.

    (C) Some Recent Progress
    • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
    • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
    (D) Some Past Progress
    • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
    • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
    • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
    (E) Negligible Progress
    • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
    • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
    • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

    The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF

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    Actions Complete

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    • Complete
    • Incomplete
    Target End Date
    Oct 2020

    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    TUNACONS - Tuna Conservation Group
    Organization Type 
    Industry
    Primary Contact 
    Ing. Guillermo Morán V.
    Phone 
    +593984881516 gmoran@tunacons.org, gamv@gmail.com
    FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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